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Cell Biology/Neurodegenerative Diseases

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
A postdoctoral position in cell biology and neurodegenerative diseases is available in the lab of Dr. Michael Ward, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Neurogenetics Branch, in Bethesda MD. The Ward lab utilizes human iPSC-derived neurons to study basic mechanisms of neurodegeneration. By combining forward-genetics, proteomics, and molecular/biochemical techniques, we seek to identify converging disease pathways that underlie inherited neurodegenerative diseases. In parallel, we pursue complimentary drug discovery approaches using ultra high-content small molecule screens with colleagues in the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience, and expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy. Additional skills in bioinformatics, programming, and/or stem cell biology are preferred. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, and an outstanding publication record.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information of three references to: Michael Ward:

Salary, benefits, and travel opportunities (if applicable) will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs